April 14, 2010

News Roundup: April 14, 2010

We finally have the news round ups back up and running! This news round up features many great higher education stories and other service-learning stories and we approach Global Youth Service Day.

Payson Roundup, April 13, 2010 - This article features Payson High School and their Project Ignition win. The Partnership was actually at the National Service-Learning Conference and the State Farm Awards Night to see the winning high schools, and their energy was high and positive. Great job Payson High School!

Kapi'O, April 12, 2010 - Story about Kapiolani Community College's service-learning program. The University of Hawaii affiliated community colleges have participated in past Learn & Serve Challenges and offer many service-learning opportunities for their students and community.

Foster's Daily Democrat, April 12, 2010 - University of New Hampshire teamed up with Oyster River Middle School for a spring service-learning project. This is a great example of university students giving back to the community!

The Woodinville Weekly, April 12, 2010 - Cascadia Community College, which is on the President's Honor Roll for Community Service in Higher Educationa and a former participant of the Learn & Serve Challenge, worked with Maywood Hills Elementary School students to create a mural. This mural covered an older one, which suffered extensive wear and tear, along with being a target of graffiti.

Portland Press Herald, April 8, 2010 - Maine Campus Compact recognized three people for their efforts to promote public service through higher education. One of the recipients was a professor at the University of Southern Maine, Lorrayne Carroll. She is a professor of English and gender studies at USM, and received the Donald Harward Award for Faculty Service-Learning Excellence in a ceremony at the Maine State Museum. Congratulations to her and kudos to Campus Compact for their continued great work!

Even with all of these great stories, we will have others where the news is not good. However, even in these situations, people are trying to fight for what they believe.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, April 9, 2010 - UC Santa Cruz students marched in protest of the suspension of the Community Studies major. Our field is often overlooked for more "popular" majors and strategies, so it's so important to keep shining the spotlight on the good work being done in service-learning!

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